Madalena: UNESCO Heritage Vineyard Trail Hiking Tour

Madalena: UNESCO Heritage Vineyard Trail Hiking Tour

From US$ 39.54 per person

Take a hike through Pico UNESCO World Heritage-Listed 'Protected Landscape for the Vineyard Culture' on this tour from Madalena. Stroll through a maze of black lava rock and hear about local wines.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Step back in time as you guide reveals the history of wine on Pico island
  • Marvel at the unique black lava rock walls that dominate the landscape
  • Take in views of old mansions and verdant active vineyards as you walk
  • Capture pictures of Pico mountain, Faial island and the rock islets of Madalena
  • Admire the stunning coastal area between Madalena and Criação Velha
Full description

Immerse yourself in the scenic and cultural diversity of Pico Island on this guided hiking tour from Madalena. Hike through ancient walls that were built from lava rock and see some vineyards that are still producing fine wines today.

Be greeted by your guide at the meeting point in Madalena. Uncover the facinating history of wine on Pico island as you hike on an emblematic trail through the 'Protected Landscape for the Vineyard Culture' area. 

View old mansions from the economic boom in the 18th-19th centuries. Walk along the ocean front to discover natural pools. Breathe in the fresh salty air that influences the quality of the local wine. Marvel at vines that grow in the coastal areas in between a maze of lava stone walls. Find out how this unique landscape was created as you make your way over a 1,500-year-old lava field.

Take in views of rock islets, Pico mountain, and Faial island. Return to your starting point at the end of the tour.

  • Pickup and drop-off in Madalena
  • Walking tour
  • Guide
  • Walking sticks
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

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Meeting point

Please meet your guide in the lobby of Hotel Caravelas.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • The length of this hike is 10.8 kilometers

Product ID: 412815